Palos Verdes Cosmetic and Laser Surgery Center
“My most rewarding professional moments are listening to my patients dreams, assessing their desires, matching this to their anatomy and my surgical skills, then having an outcome that makes them confident and changes their lives.”
In private practice in the South Bay since 1990, Dr. Christine Petti is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been featured in publications, at presentations and on television, including multiple appearances on The Doctors as a guest expert. Dr. Petti specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery, aesthetic laser surgery and non-surgical rejuvenation services. She is a member of the medical staff of both Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Little Company of Mary Hospital; former assistant clinical professor of plastic surgery at the University of Southern California; and the medical director at both Palos Verdes Plastic Surgery Medical Center and Palos Verdes Ambulatory Surgery Medical Center.
What would you like potential patients to know about you?
“I am a highly qualified, compassionate and skilled surgeon who listens to the patient and analyzes each patient’s specific anatomy. My staff and I nurture patients through the pre-operative, operative and post-operative settings, so each patient feels supported throughout their entire experience.”
Was there a defining moment in your career that guided you to where you are now?
“I observed a woman undergoing a modified radical mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction when I was a resident in general surgery. I witnessed a miracle—the patient awakening from the surgery with a beautiful, reconstructed breast, leaving her restored as a complete woman. I realized that I wanted to be on the creative side of surgery, so I pursued a career in plastic surgery.”
What’s one trend that is defining your specialty today?
“A blend of non-surgical and surgical services that help a person maintain a youthful yet natural and balanced appearance—with the quickest recovery, in a competent, safe and compassionate medical setting.”
Tell us about the staff at your practice.
“My staff are trained and licensed medical and surgical personnel who have had decades of experience.”
What do you like to do for fun, when you’re not at work?
“I love to spend time with my family—my husband, two daughters and two Siberian huskies! I dream of taking up tennis someday when I have time to `play’!”
How do you give back to your community?
“Educational seminars, guest speaking events, donations to local fundraising events, volunteering my surgical services to teach young women interested in medicine and surgery.”
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